Oricon’s 2010 First Half Rankings!

If you have been following this blog a lot, then you know we post the weekly Oricon rankings every week.

We’re in the middle of the year now and Oricon has released it’s First Half Rankings for the year!

Arashi dominated the singles ranking with their singles Troublemaker and Monster occupying 1 and 2 respectively. AKB48 on the other hand proves that they are the most dominant girl group in Japan’s Music Scene today occupying the 3rd and 5th place.

JE artists occupied almost all of the top 5 in the DVD sales ranking if not for Tohoshinki

[single sales ranking]

1. Troublemaker – ARASHI

2. Monster – ARASHI

3. Ponytail to Shushu – AKB48

4. Love yourself ~Kimi ga kirai na kimi ga suki~ – KAT-TUN

5. Sakura no Shiori – AKB48

[album sales ranking]

1. PAST<FUTURE – Amuro Namie

2. FUNKY MONKEY BABYS BEST – FUNKY MONKEY BABYS

3. BEST SELECTION 2010 – Tohoshinki

4. Hajimari no Uta – Ikimono Gakari

5. 5years – Kimura Kaela

[music DVD ranking]

1. ARASHI Anniversary Tour 5×10 – ARASHI

2. KAT-TUN LIVE Break the Records – KAT-TUN

3. 5×10 All the BEST! CLIPS 1999-2009 – ARASHI

4. TOHOSHINKI VIDEO CLIP COLLECTION —THE ONE— – Tohoshinki

5. COUNTDOWN LIVE 2009-2010 in Kyosera Dome Osaka – Kanjani ∞